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    Desktop Popups


    What do you think about possible penalties for desktop popups?

    Yes, we have heard so much about mobile interstitial penalties, and rumors that popups penalties may eventually trickle back to the desktop applications too. In fact, in researching this topic, I came across SEO sites with popups.

    But I ask, because I just saw a check in rankings for a site I just implemented a desktop only popup. The drop was minimal, 1 - 4 positions in placement loss, but I wasn't expecting a drop across so many keywords.
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    how soon does it pop up after landing on the page
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    Within a couple of seconds.
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    try delaying it about 30 to 45 seconds, I suggest closer to 45 than 30 .... and test it for a few weeks.

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    I had already changed it to wait about 20 seconds or when scrolling down to half the page. You really think it makes a difference? Other SEO writers have said it is not an issue, but my serps suggest otherwise.
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    I think the time could play a difference, that is why I say 30 to 45 sec, long enough so it doesn't trigger when rendered.
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    I have killed all my inerstitials. Waiting to see what happens in industry

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    Originally Posted by KernelPanic
    I have killed all my inerstitials. Waiting to see what happens in industry
    You may be right, something is always up at Google.
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    Ok, I can say that I have no doubt that popups can hurt your ranking on desktops too.

    I lost 1 - 4 positions on about 25 keywords. Rolled the popup timing back to 30 seconds and I've had a complete recovery.

    That just shows you how much SEO bloggers know. You really have to back up your SEO knowledge with experience.
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    Hey DirectHits glad you recovered so quickly.

    edited to remove the quote...
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    Thanks for the help, Know!

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